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Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations
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Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations

Norrie MacQueen


This book explores the United Nations' track record of military action, from Cold War ‘brushfire’ peacekeeping to the fractured globalisation of the contemporary world. The book assesses armed humanitarian intervention on a region-by-region basis, from the Balkans to Africa, the Middle East to Southeast Asia. Using empirical evidence, it compiles a ‘balance sheet’ of the UN's successes and failures, and asks hard questions about humanitarian intervention's short- and long-term value.

Keywords: United Nations, military action, Cold War, brushfire peacekeeping, globalisation, armed humanitarian intervention, Balkans, Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748636969
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636969.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Norrie MacQueen, author